High Risk Pancreatic Cancer Screening Clinic
1240 Lee St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903Directions
- Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Parking: Free with validation, using your green parking ticket when you register at your appointment. Use the Lee Street Parking Garage directly across the street from University Hospital and Emergency Department.
Our High Risk Pancreatic Cancer Screening Clinic was one of the first programs in the country. In 2022, this program was named National Pancreas Foundation Academic Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer. We screen people with key risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
We can treat pancreatic cancer if we catch it early. We monitor high-risk patients with this goal in mind.
If you have certain risk factors, get screened. Through screening, we may find cancer before symptoms appear. For any questions regarding eligibility for screening please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening for Pancreatic Cancer
Telehealth and in-person visits are available. During the screening, your healthcare provider will:
- Review your risk
- Review medical, family and health symptom history
- Review role of genetic testing and make referral to genetic counselor if you meet the criteria
- Provide counseling for cancer prevention such as nutrition, tobacco cessation, and exercise strategies. In addition, assess and provide emotional support
- Discuss benefits and risks of screening and role of insurance
We may also test you for cancer. We have high-tech tools for finding pancreatic tumors. These include:
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- High-resolution MRI with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) imaging, this is special imaging that evaluates the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, and pancreatic duct for disease. It is noninvasive and does not use radiation.If we find early-stage pancreatic cancer, we can remove it. If we don't, we'll continue to screen you on a regular basis.
If we find early-stage pancreatic cancer, we can remove it. If we don't, we'll continue to screen you on a regular basis. Learn more about our pancreatic cancer program.
Pancreatic Cyst Clinic
Some cysts in your pancreas turn into cancer. Most cysts are fairly common and don't cause symptoms. You probably won't be able to tell if you have one. We usually find cysts during imaging for other health needs.
Your cyst may not need treatment. If it isn't cancer and not causing pain, our team will discuss the best plan to monitor its growth. If the cyst hurts or could become cancer, we may need to remove it.